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How to Nourish Your Adrenals To Reduce Stress

Are you stressed out? We all experience stress at some point in our lives. It’s part of life. However, when left unaddressed stress can be one of the most detrimental influences on our overall health.   When we experience stress – whether that’s mental, emotional, or physical – two small glands called our adrenals release a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is an important hormone that helps give us energy and regulates our circadian rhythm. Too much cortisol however, as in the case of chronic stress, can have negative effects on the body. When the adrenal glands are overworked we can experience a wide range of symptoms, including:   - Fatigue - Sleep problems (often waking around 2am and being unable...

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Nutritional Tips For Healthy Skin

Our skin can be an excellent indicator of overall health – for some people, the warning signs that the body is struggling (often with digestion) often show up first as annoying skin complaints. Acne, dryness, sagging, premature aging, discoloration, and rashes can all be indications that the body as a whole is lacking the vitality it should have.    It’s important to remember that the skin is an organ, just like our internal organs, and that it is greatly affected by our nutrition and how we care for our bodies.   While there are countless creams and cleansers and ointments available for nearly any skin condition, finding the root cause of your skin troubles and working to bring balance to...

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Natural Remedies To Help Soothe A Sore Throat

With cold and flu season approaching, sore throats are a common complaint and concern for many. That scratchy sensation, that pain when swallowing, that hoarseness in the voice… we’ve all experienced it and it can be one of the most pesky symptoms of a cold, or a symptom of another potentially more serious infection.   If your sore throat is severe, is accompanied by a high fever, or persists for more than a couple days, be sure to get checked by your doctor.   In the mean time, the tips below can help naturally and safely soothe your throat while also boosting your body’s ability to recover.   Raw Honey – Raw or unpasteurized honey contains antimicrobial properties that can...

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Apple Cider Vinegar: A Must-Have Remedy To Have In Your Home

Who doesn’t love a good multi-functioning product? Did you know that there’s an inexpensive product out there that can clean your kitchen, add flavour to your meals, cure a cold, and give you shiny hair?   Apple cider vinegar is one of my favourite multi-purpose products. It’s an essential part of my home and can easily and safely replace many products in your home that might be full of harmful chemicals!   When purchasing apple cider vinegar, be sure to look for raw and organic versions that contain “the mother.” This means that all of the beneficial, live bacteria and yeast are still in the bottle, and this is what you want!   You may notice brown sediment or stringy...

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Unconventional Tips To Boost Your Immune System and Prevent Illness

With cooler weather and more time spent indoors, cold and flu season is fast approaching.   While there is no shortage of fantastic recommendations for herbs, supplements, and foods you can consume to help prevent these seasonal illnesses, there are many other ways to ensure your immune system stays healthy and strong this fall and winter.   Below are a few unconventional, holistic ways that you can improve the health of your immune system.   Try Dry Skin Brushing. Dry skin brushing involves using a bristled brush and brushing your entire body. You begin at your feet and move upwards using gentle, upward strokes, always moving towards the heart. This usually takes about 5 minutes (or more if you have...

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